Citizens Soap Box

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City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

DEMOCRACY FOR ALL

Solution

A constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision and to restore the principle of one voice, one vote in our electoral process has been introduced.

This Democracy for All Amendment would reverse destructive Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC, that have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to buy unlimited influence in our elections. Crowley joins Reps. Over 100 members of US Congress support the constitutional amendment.

WAKE UP CALL

Issue

PLEASE Appreciate, recognize and respect the fact that without our parents , we would not be who we are.

Realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on your own and always appreciate the importance and the value in helping our family. This is what all employers look for in people they hire. They want someone who can appreciate the help of others , a person who knows the hardship of others to accomplish goals, and a person who does not put money as the only goal in life.

CARDINAL EGAN FUNERAL

Announcement

EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

After consultation with his family, the following funeral arrangements have been made for Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop-Emeritus , who died yesterday.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

Reception of the Body – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Private Family Visitation

10 am – 12 pm

Do The Ends Justify the Meanness?

Idea

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was known as a Renaissance historian, a politician, a diplomat, a philosopher, a humanist, and an amazing communicator. He was born in 1469 and died in 1527 in his beloved Florence Italy.

Can you break down this moral code? Does anyone come to mind who appears only on Fox and is cunning like a fox and ready to deceive? Consider our contemporaries and a Virtusa?

Machiavelli is the founder of modern politics. He has been quoted as saying It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.

DOES IT WORRY YOU?

Announcement
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Let all nations UNDERSTAND Before Our Time Runs Out. http://www.conservation.org

US vs JAPAN

Attraction
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They will meet again. Japan already beat the United States in a shootout to win its first title. Not on Sunday in Vancouver the first repeat Women's World Cup final.

Japan becomes the second nation to repeat as champion, or will US become the first team to win three World Cups?

Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final http://upi.com/5167484t via @upisports

Japan, U.S. have revenge on their minds in World Cup final http://reut.rs/1JDkJ2V via @Reuters

U.S. looking to 'put it right' against Japan four years later http://usat.ly/1LXLteK via @usatoday

Time To Act Now

Solution

TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEWS YEAR

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"圣诞快乐"
"GOD JUL"
"BUON ANNO"
"JOYEUX NOEL"
"VESELE VANOCE"
"メリークリスマス"
"MELE KALIKIMAKA"
"NODLAG SONA DHUIT"
"BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA"
"С Рождеством Христовым"
"FELIZ NATAL"
"BOAS FESTAS"
"FELIZ NAVIDAD"
"MERRY CHRISTMAS"
"KALA CHRISTOUGENA"
"VROLIJK KERSTFEEST"
"Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα"
"FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN"
"BUON NATALE-GODT NYTAR"
"HUAN YING SHENG TAN CHIEH"
"WESOLYCH SWIAT-SRETAN BOZIC"
"MOADIM LESIMHA-LINKSMU KALEDU"
"HAUSKAA JOULUA-AID SAID MOUBARK"
"즐거운 성탄"
"'N PRETTIG KERSTMIS"
"ONNZLLISTA UUTTA VUOTTA"
"Z ROZHDESTYOM KHRYSTOVYM"
"NADOLIG LLAWEN-GOTT NYTTSAR"
"FELIC NADAL-GOJAN KRISTNASKON"
"S NOVYM GODOM-FELIZ ANO NUEVO"
"GLEDILEG JOL-NOELINIZ KUTLU OLSUM"
"EEN GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR-SRETAN BOSIC"
"KRIHSTLINDJA GEZUAR-KALA CHRISTOUGENA"
"SELAMAT HARI NATAL - LAHNINGU NAJU METU"
"SARBATORI FERICITE-BUON ANNO"
"ZORIONEKO GABON-HRISTOS SE RODI"
"BOLDOG KARACSONNY-VESELE VIANOCE "
"MERRY CHRISTMAS - - HAPPY NEW YEAR"
"ROOMSAID JOULU PUHI -KUNG HO SHENG TEN"
"FELICES PASUAS-EIN GLUCKICHES NEWJAHR"
"PRIECIGUS ZIEMAN SVETKUS SARBATORI VESLLE"
"BONNE ANNEBLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDADRFELIZ NATAL"
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CITY IMAGES

Is Homosexuality Accepted?

Idea

According to a new study by Fayetteville State University, homosexuality is generally viewed negatively. That is certainly the case in the Jewish and Christian holy books as well as the Quran, although opinions differ as to interpretation. The practice has been condemned by these religions. An Imam in Orlando, Florida, the site of the mass murder of homosexuals, has gone so far as to say that killing homosexuals would be the compassionate thing to do.

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Query

Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?

DEAR LADY

Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division